Corp William Lawson Duncan

Corp William Lawson Duncan

Carter County, Kentucky, USA
Death 25 Nov 1919 (aged 71)
Quincy, Lewis County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Olive Hill, Carter County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 94196592 · View Source
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In Loving Memory of William L. Duncan...

Union Civil War veteran, farmer then singing teacher up until 1914. Died at age 71 y 9 m 4 d. His age at death and date of death calculate to the exact birthdate above in 1848 and death certificate. Married. Resident of Quincy, KY at his death. Former resident of South Portsmouth, Ohio. Informant (wife), Mary A. Duncan. Buried on 27 Nov 1919. Son of Eli Duncan and Jael (Jale) Richards.

Death certificate says b. Lewis co, KY. Obit and 1850 census for family says Carter co, KY. More likely that he was born in Carter county.

Obituary: Portsmouth Weekly Times - Friday, Nov 28, 1919, Portsmouth, OH.

W.L. Duncan W. L. Duncan, a former resident of South Portsmouth who moved to Quincy, Ky., a month ago, died at his home there at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was ill only a few days with neuralgia and did not take to his bed until about noon Tuesday. At that time a decided change for the worse was noticed and he sent for his children to come to his bedside. Mr. Duncan was born in Carter county, Ky. He was 72 years of age February 22 last. Thirty two years ago he was married. His wife, Mary A. Duncan and seven children surviving. The children and Mrs. Albert Ramey of South Portsmouth, Minnie, Dora, Parthena and Naomi at home, Arthur at New Boston and Willard at home. Duncan was a retired singing teacher and had taught classes at Greenup, Grayson and other places. He had been retired for five years. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at Quncy with burial near Carter, Ky, in the family cemetery.

Need to confirm this is the same William Lawson Duncan in this marriage record…

West Virginia Marriages, 1853-1970
William Lawson Duncan to Anna Lee Legg
marriage: 4 Apr 1883 Nicholas county, West Virginia.

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records about William Duncan
Name: William Duncan
Enlistment Date: 25 Jul 1863
Rank at enlistment: Corporal
Enlistment Place: Grayson, KY
State Served: Kentucky
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Kentucky 40th Infantry Regiment on 25 Sep 1863. Mustered out on 30 Dec 1864 at Catlettsburg, KY. Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky

Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark):

Duncan, William L., widow Duncan, Mary A.; Corp. D 40 KY Inf.; 1887 Feb. 28, Invalid Appl. #597620, Cert. #442954; 1919 Dec. 17, Widow Appl. #1150007, Cert. #885208, KY; remarks XC2700657. (MAD: Carter Co. KY 1850 census; mustered in at Grayson, Carter Co. KY; Carter Co. KY 1890)


1890 Veteran Schedule:
Line #35 William L Duncan, Smith Creek, Served 1 yr, 4 mo., 20 days. Aug 11, 1863-Dec. 31, 1864.

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